cookbook) and bath time. But hey, I can still look half-way decent after doing all that stuff, so this dress is a winner!
the pants]. After cutting off the other skirt, I used the skirt pieces from this dress, placing the center front on the fold and adding my standard pockets.
With the lining sewn this way, the neckline is super clean and the bodice has slightly more structure.
This is a darn unattractive view, but it shows how it all looks on the inside. The bodice lining is swimsuit lining fabric, which worked beautifully--stretchy and lightweight. The pockets were made from a different type of swimsuit lining fabric (using scraps for both), and that fabric is more slippery, which works great for pockets. I used clear elastic at the shoulders and the front seam of the pockets, to keep the shape in those areas.
The hem and sleeves are finished with my coverstitch machine.
Let's recap: pockets, stripes, knit fabric, non-clingy shape and I can ride my bike while wearing it. Yeah, that's pretty much a perfect garment in my book! Just FYI, I think the "Lady Skater" dress would be the way to go if you want to the same dress shape :)